Don’t miss out on Cuba!
Cuba is amazing, people! I strongly advise that you either go the very first time using a local guide or take a very comprehensive guide book so that you understand what it is you are taking a look at. There’s so much history around. I went thinking it was a one off, but that I can not wait to go back again. It is difficult to describe just how amazing the buildings really are, regardless of the necessity for recovery; therefore many are being revived it’s simple to learn how amazing Havana was in its heyday.
The people are welcoming. We stayed in Casa details – bed and breakfasts. I felt secure, if leaving my things n the area for your afternoon or walking through the roads with my old dad at night.
But do not merely see Havana. A cab trip across a part of this island is essential to observe the diverse, beautiful countryside and experience the nearly empty highways free of billboards. Do not even consider taking public buses, they still do not run on a program.
A local guide can also direct you to some fantastic private restaurant, even a paladar. We had excellent food at our foods; Cuban food isn’t spicy, but it’s extremely yummy, try out the taro root fritters. The beer is great and the Havana Club rum is amazing (I did not believe I like rum, but that I enjoy theirs!) Food and beverages are cheap – equivalent of 3. 50 for a Mojito.
Our excursion – 8 day land tour of Cuba on Support for the Cuban People Visa for US taxpayers, booked via a US based travel business. Havana, Vinales Valley, Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Bay of Pigs. We had 5 people on our excursion, 3 in my loved ones and two from another. Personal, local tour guide who had been amazing – historical info and websites, local culture, contemporary lifestyle, and answered our many questions. Saw tobacco plantation, organic garden, sugar mill archeological website, rum factory. . .so considerably more.
TL:DR Cuba is wonderful. Go with a manual. Eat, drink, research. Feel secure. I would like to move again!